Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Easter Bunny cometh: A cheap Easter basket for under $8

She has reached the age of stockings, baskets, and boxes.  Basically, mommy can't get away with the no present thing anymore.  And because mommy can't handle a bright pink plastic basket, filled with plastic eggs, wrapped in more plastic, I made her an Easter basket for around $8. 

  I bought the basket at a thrift store for a dollar and the flowers, moss, and twine at the dollar store.  The eggs were on sale at Jo-Ann Fabrics for around $2 and the little birdie's are part of my little birdie collection that I inherited (weird because I have an irrational fear of birds), but you can buy them at any craft store.

 I wrapped the handle in Jute twine, (got this idea from Kimba at A Soft Place to Land) doubling up the string and working in small batches so I wouldn't get all tangled.  I used a glue gun ever so often so things stayed in place.

I pulled the flowers off their stems and used the glue gun to secure them around the basket.

Finally, I added my birdies, filled the basket with Spanish Moss, and placed my eggs.  For now it is a center piece on my dining room table but in a few weeks it will be filled with the the Easter Bunny's bounty.



Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Cute! I linked today from Dollarstorecrafts.com!

Camiguin Piper Foster said...

Thanks Heather! Always, a big fan of what you have going on at Dollar Store Crafts:)


aimee said...

Very cute. I'll have to remember this when Easter comes around in the coming years.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Cuteness! I love the natural look you got going on there.

And I had to LOL because my son's basket is currently on display on my baker's rack as decor til the bunny comes to fill it.


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